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We always hear about a need for new taxes to help our schools. I'm not buying it. One of the big pushes for legalization of marijuana here in Colorado was that the money would be used for education. Last year, Colorado collected over 260 million in marijuana taxes. Not one penny went to teachers or students. Now they want to increase property taxes and other taxes, to support our schools, once again. Where the hell is the money going and why aren't corrupt politicians being held accountable?

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Don't forget that gas tax to fix our roads. Have you seen any roads actually being repaired yet?

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@Thinkerbell Sh*tty is the word. https://www.amirite.com/822774#comment-2817581

Humbolt county has always been a haven for druggies. Addicts dropping dead from overdosing, isn't worth throwing money at. No one cares about those people to begin with.

@Flrdsgns Humbolt county has always been a haven for druggies. Addicts dropping dead from overdosing, isn't worth throwing...

Maybe so, but the article says the local taxpayers sure care... they don't want their kids stepping on or playing with used needles. I could see where the proggie pols in Sacramento wouldn't give a damn about a Republican county, but Humboldt went for Hillary by 25 points over Trump in 2016.

But on second thought, the proggie pols don't seem to give a damn about the druggies, needles and feces on the streets of San Francisco either.
As long as that stuff is far-removed from their walled-in, secure mansions, as in any third-world country.

@Thinkerbell Maybe so, but the article says the local taxpayers sure care... they don't want their kids stepping on or playing...

We have walled in communities and private police to keep the garbage out of our neighborhoods. I've always thought the homeless should be used for medical tests. They don't seem to be any good for anything else.

@Flrdsgns We have walled in communities and private police to keep the garbage out of our neighborhoods. I've always thought...

Flanders - are you serious?
I mean, I make off hand comments sometimes to make a point.
Is that what this is?

@Flrdsgns yeah, pretty much

So somebody should be able to decide who has value and who doesn't?
And those that don't make the cut can become lab experiments?
And that sounds like a good idea to you?
Not for a horror movie plot, but to actually do in real life?

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Well, of course!
It would be racist to do otherwise.

It's the same in Indiana. They wanted casinos to help fund our roads, we never saw any of that money going to roads. They increased our taxes this year, although most of us voted against it, to create more fun things in the schools, which they didn't need at all. But a lot of the parents voted "Yes" so the rest of us have to pay higher taxes. Our past governor sold off our toll roads to a Spanish company and yet none of that money has been spent on the repair of our roads.

It's all BS.

The same thing happened in NY when they established a state lottery and legalized off-track betting.
The taxes were supposed to go to schools, which were/are already vastly overpriced.
Naturally, the money went elsewhere.

Marijuana, lottery money blah blah blah.

If the money ever went to the schools, they wouldn't be able to use that golden ticket excuse anymore.

Of course they could always use pictures of sad looking cats and dogs with real sad violin music in the background.

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In 1995 the politicians of PA voted themselves a 50% pay increase, literally in the middle of the night. The judges were included in that increase so of course there was no accountability through the judicial system. That is where a good deal of money went, in their pockets.
I'm also tired of "it's for the kids" cry. It feels like it is all just a scam and they just keep proving it.

It's a great business model though. Tax (almost) everyone to help a few.

In New York State, once the bonds used for the construction of the thruway had been paid the tolls were supposed to be removed. They were repaid in 1996, but the tolls remain. Who knows how that money is spent today?

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Politicians always promise, but rarely deliver. When it comes to money, they come up with elaborate schemes to get you to pay more taxes, then use that money for whatever they want.

Yep. Lottery, casino revenue....schools and roads.
Have you ever been on our roads? Or seen our schools ratings?

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